If you thought seagulls existed solely to swoop in and steal your snacks on the beach, think again. We also have to fear seagulls strolling through our homes and stealing our pet’s food. According to The Herald a seagull, nicknamed Beakie, visits a family’s home, “six times a day to steal cat biscuits.”
Beakie apparently loves Andrew and Jacqui Merrington’s house and has made himself a part of the family by persistently knocking on the glass sliding door with his beak whenever he wants to visit.
Merrington told The Herald, “My daughter named it as it would just loiter around and was a fixture on our decking all last summer.”
After Beakie returned to the home again this year and the doors to the house were left open, the seagull decided to let himself in to steal some cat food.
“Our cat Martha just sits and looks at him suspiciously — but they sit out together and are a bit of an odd couple” Merrignton told The Herald.
As this very unconventional relationship with the seagull has progressed, the family has finally come to accept Beakie as their “unintentional pet.”
Sneaky, Beakie. Very sneaky.